Match Day

If you think about it, the residency matching process is a little like speed dating, though in slow motion. Once the application and interview season finishes, training programs create a rank list of their desired applicants, and all applicants create a rank list of their desired training programs. Because of the intensely competitive nature of the process, students don’t divulge their wish lists prior to Match Day, if then.

The “match” is actually determined by a Nobel Prize-winning computer algorithm managed by the National Resident Matching Program. The algorithm sorts through each medical student’s list of residency programs they’d like to attend and aligns their preferences with the students chosen by the directors of residency programs.

Match Day 2021

Matched States

  • Arizona (1)
  • California (9)
  • Colorado (1)
  • Connecticut (1)
  • District of Columbia (1)
  • Illinois (1)
  • Kentucky (1)
  • Maryland (3)
  • Massachusetts (3)
  • Nevada (18)
  • New Mexico (1)
  • New York (1)
  • Ohio (2)
  • Oregon (1)
  • Pennsylvania (1)
  • Texas (2)
  • Utah (2)
  • Washington (1)
Map of the states the charter class matched to

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Matched Disciplines

3
Anesthesiology
4
Emergency Medicine
10
Family Medicine*
1
General Surgery
1
General Surgery (Preliminary)
10
Internal Medicine*
1
Neurology
2
Obstetrics & Gynecology*
1
Orthopaedic Surgery
6
Pediatrics*
1
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
1
Plastic Surgery (Integrated)
5
Psychiatry
4
Radiology

*Primary Care Specialties

Matched Institutions

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • Boston University Medical Center
  • Case Western MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Case Western University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Oakland
  • CHRISTUS Health
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Keck Medicine of USC
  • Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV
  • Oregon Health & Science University
  • Poudre Valley Hospital
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Saint Elizabeths Hospital/Department of Behavioral Health
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University Hospital
  • Sunrise Health GME Consortium
  • Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • UC Irvine Medical Center
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • University of Maryland Medical Center
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • University of Utah Health
  • Utah HealthCare Institute/St. Mark's
  • Valley Children's Healthcare
  • Valley Health System
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
  • Yale New Haven Hospital